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Plant Disease Control: Towards Environmentally Acceptable Methods

By: RN Strange

368 pages, B/w photos, figs

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #82101 | ISBN: 0412732408
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #17022 | ISBN: 0412336103
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About this book

Looks in detail at the international impact of plant disease on man and how this is measured, diagnosed and dealt with. Fully updated.


The impact of plant disease on man; organisms that cause plant disease - their detection, identification and proof of their role as pathogens; epidemiology; the measurement of plant disease and its effect on crop yields; implications of parasite identity, disease measurement and epidemiology for control measures; the genetics of host-parasite interaction; prepenetration and penetration; toxins; constitutive barriers to infection; induced resistance; symptom expression; exploiting knowledge of the genetics and biochemistry of host-parasite interaction in order to control disease.

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